A speech by conservative columnist Don Feder at the University of Massachusetts entitled, “Hate Crimes Laws and Other Forms of Censorship” was canceled after Feder left the event mid-speech, citing unruly behavior from protesters.
S.P. SullivanRight to left: a flier for the event, and a flier for the inevitable protest to the event, cohabiting a lot nicer than the two actual events did, in the UMass Student Union
The UMass Coalition Against Hate, an informal collection of members of the Campus Anti-War Network, International Socialist Organization and the Radical Student Union, and others not affiliated with those groups, organized the protest against the event – which was put on by the Republican Club – calling Feder’s writing “hate speech.” . . .